South Korea is situated at the southern half of the Korean peninsula with China across the sea in the west and Japan in the southeast within a ferry ride. It is a beautiful country with rich history and culture. Explore Korean historical sites, temples, trying local street food and delicacies and pamper yourself in Jjimjilbang, a Korean bathhouse would be a perfect way to experience South Korea.
One of the most beautiful mountains on the entire Korean peninsula. It boasts oddly shaped rock formations, dense forests, abundant wildlife, hot springs and ancient Shilla-era temples. UNESCO have designated the area a Biosphere Protection Site and Mount Seorak itself will leave you in awe. Sinheungsa Temple is also a must see, and if you tire of the park itself head down to the nearby coast for some of Korea’s best sandy beaches.
With over 600 years of history. It is the heart of Korea’s culture and education as well as politics and economics. Seoul is home to many historic sites like Gyeongbokgung and Chhangdeokgung Palaces, Bukchon Hanok Village, Insa-dong, and Namdaemun Market. The Hangang River is also a distinctive landscape of Seoul that offers a myriad of rest areas.
The old capital of the Silla Kingdom, famous for important Buddhist sites such as Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto. You can also find UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites such as the 500 years old Yangdong Village and Gyeongju Historic Areas. With many historical and cultural assets, including Andong Hahoe Village and Cheomseongdae Observatory. The Yeongdeok Blue Road offer spectacular scenic views.
Korea’s Largest port city is filled with endless excitement and pleasant surprises. Many visitors flock to Haeundae, Songdo and Gwangalli Beaches to relax or to attend festivals. The city hosts the annual Fireworks Festival and the Busan International Film Festival. Other must-see sites include Taejondae Resort overlooking the sea, Yongdusan Park, Yonggungsa Temple on a cliff, and the Jagalchi Market.
Located in the geographic center of South Korea, is the second largest city in the province of Chungcheongbuk-do. Chungju is an easy city to cycle around. Chungju is an easy city to cycle around. Chungju Lake, which was built by blocking the valley between Jongmin-dong and Dongnyang-myeon, is the largest and cleanest multi-purpose reservoir in Korea.
Jeju Island is the “Santorini of Korea”, the largest off the coast island of the Korean peninsula and is known for its beach resorts and beautiful volcanic landscape of craters and cavelike lava tubes. Fishing was the main source of income on this island in the older days and haenyo, the deep-diving women are the real life mermaids who dive 10-20 meters without any breathing apparatus support to catch fresh seafood to sell in the market. You can see still them working in various locations across the island including Jungman Beach, Seogwipo with their average age at 65.